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Can the World Cope? The Challenge of Ethnopolitical Conflict

Merriam Symposium
November 29
8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Houston Hall

The Merriam Symposium will investigate recent conflicts in Kosovo, the Middle East, Rwanda, and Kashmir from a psychological point of view. Reporters who witnessed these events and scholars who study them will discuss the critical issues that arise before, during, and after ethnopolitical conflict. For further information contact Carrie Stavrakos at 215-898-5262 or e-mail or visit

Penn Humanities Forum

Throughout the academic year, scholars and photographers, musicians and poets, artists and architects, designers and restauranteurs will share their thoughts and creations in an attempt to understand Style, this year's topic for the Penn Humanities Forum. As part of the program, the Humanities Forum will celebrate Philadelphia Style. Each month, Philadelphia's distinctive contributions to music, art, architecture, food, or fashion will be considered through presentations by experts on the vanguard of style. All Philadelphia Style events are free, except the December 6 program on cuisine, and registration is required. To register call 215-898-8220.

Design and Desire
November 14
5:00-6:30 p.m.
200 College Hall

Award-winning industrial designer Karim Rashid, whose work appears in museums throughout the world, creates products and furniture for the likes of Estee Lauder, Tommy Hilfiger, Citibank, and Sony. Rashid is joined by Matthew Drutt, associate curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, whose recent exhibits include An Art of Pure Form.

Philadelphia Cuisine
December 6
5:00-8:00 p.m.
3619 Locust Walk

Twenty years ago a restaurant renaissance transformed Philadelphia. Adventurous young chefs, building on the cuisine of the city's ethnic neighborhoods, blended tradition and innovation. Join food historian Elizabeth Rozin and Frog/ Commissary Catering owner Steve Poses for a delicious show-and-tell presentation. $35 per person for lecture and dinner, $27.50 for Penn students. Register by November 20. Prepayment required; no refunds after November 29. Send check, payable to Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, to Penn Humanities Forum, 3619 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6213.

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